Rapid Reaction: Broncos 16, Buccaneers 13

October, 5, 2008
10/05/08
7:26
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Don't be surprised if Jon Gruden starts putting flowers in Jeff Garcia's locker in the next few days.

Gruden, who Garcia once said only dates quarterbacks, but doesn't marry them, could be turning back to the one he dumped a few weeks ago. After a season-opening loss to New Orleans, it looked like Garcia might have started his last game for the Bucs.

Just goes to show how quickly things can change when it comes to Gruden and quarterbacks. Garcia got into Sunday's loss at Denver after starter Brian Griese suffered a shoulder injury.

It remains to be seen how serious Griese's injury is, and that alone could prompt a switch back to Garcia. But even if Griese is healthy enough to play next week against Carolina, I think there's a good chance Gruden will go with Garcia anyway.

Griese threw six interceptions in the previous two games and wasn't able to move the ball against a Denver defense that's struggled most of the season. Garcia led Tampa Bay to its only touchdown. That may be enough to get Garcia back in the lineup.

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